I think the spirals that the turtle can make are fascinating, so in this project I decided to play with that, and explore how I can create smooth transitions with gradient colors. The spirals that I ended up creating remind me of time travel, vortexes, and black holes. Once you enter into one, a new one appears.

I had wanted to have a single spiral that actually spins in response to the mouse position, but I had difficulty executing that because the spiral takes quite a while to build. At one point, I built the spiral inside of a for loop which had to repeat 700 times. When I tried to make rotational adjustments, my computer couldn’t handle it and the whole thing would break. I’m not sure if I was going about it in the wrong way, but I couldn’t seem to get anywhere, so I settled on an animation which draws in time. While I do wish it was interactive, I’m pretty happy with the result.


Here are the various states of the animation:
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And here are some process shots of different things I did along the way:

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